LEGO Themed Birthday Party

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Note: this post contains Amazon affiliate links to some products that we purchased to prepare for this LEGO themed birthday party. Purchasing items (any item, not just the one linked) may earn me a small commission at no cost to yourself. Thank you for supporting this blog! Johnny’s LEGO-themed sixth birthday party was so much […]

The Very Best Kids Activities Posts of 2013

Today we are celebrating the very best kids activities posts from the entire Kid Blogger Network! I shared my most popular posts (per Google Analytics) a few days ago, but this guest post tutorial on how to tell bedtime stories by my fabulous husband Mike was an easy favorite pick as my favorite of the […]

Favorite Arts and Crafts for Kids from the After School Team

It’s school vacation week! In order to focus on spending time with our families, the other After School cohosts and I decided to take this Monday and next (12/30) off from hosting the After School linky – but we will leave last week’s linky open, so you can continue to add your activities!  We want […]

Fun Science for Kids: Tornado Tubes

Have you ever played with Tornado Tubes (affiliate link)? I ordered one for our family because I had fond memories of exploring them as a kid! We tried making our own with duct tape first, but had trouble with it leaking. Tornado tubes are super simple to use: screw one end onto an empty soda […]

Enjoying Fall in California

We are enjoying crunchy fall leaves and mild weather in California, and getting ready for Halloween. The kids enjoyed carving pumpkins, although Johnny and Lily weren’t quite as into the degunking step as Emma! They also had multiple tea parties and discovered a great public sandbox, complete with water faucet! We are expecting around 200 […]

Fun with Kiwi Crate!

I had heard great things about Kiwi Crate, so when they offered us a chance to review their product I jumped at the chance! My kids normally have to share craft kits, so they were thrilled when Kiwi Crate sent us one of their double crates (with enough materials for two kids) plus a single, […]

Child-Made Birthday Cake!

Yesterday was my birthday, and the three “big” kids had a blast making me a birthday cake (with a little help from dad, who doesn’t bake himself) while Anna and I napped. Seven-year-old Emma picked out a marbled cake recipe from (affiliate link) The Cookbook for Kids – a fantastic cookbook from Williams & Sonoma […]

Go Red for Heart Health with fun Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

{DONATE HERE} Today I’m joining up with some other kid bloggers in support of the American Heart Association and it’s Go Red for Women awareness campaign. Did you know that heart disease is the single largest health threat for women? To keep this on your mind, here are some of our favorite heart activities – […]

All Year Round Carnival: Winter Activities for Kids

Welcome to the winter edition of the All Year Round Blog Carnival – this is a space to share your favorite winter activities for kids! This carnival is cohosted by sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle, The Mahogany Way,Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked, Connecting Family & Seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter, Plain Vanilla Mom, […]

Making Holiday Memories

    Two-year-old Emma photographs her first gingerbread house For me, the holiday season is all about making holiday memories by spending time together as a family. All the activities we do – gift giving, sending holiday cards, decorating, and treat baking – are simply ways of expressing love and appreciation for all of the […]